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Pedrosa places fifth and Marquez crashes out at wet Silverstone
Reigning World Champion crashes while fighting for the lead in the rain at the British Grand Prix. Dani Pedrosa finishes fifth in accident-filled race.
Marc Marquez crashed out of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, just past the halfway mark in the race. The Repsol Honda Team rider was running second behind eventual winner Valentino Rossi in a wet race when he fell. Dani Pedrosa crossed the finish line in fifth position.
After a start delayed by the onset of rain, Marquez broke away at the front with Valentino Rossi after an initial flurry of overtaking. Over 6 seconds ahead of the third placed rider by Lap 13, the Repsol Honda Team rider crashed at Turn 1 and could not continue the race. Pedrosa, who was overtaken by several riders in the early going and dropped as low as seventh, made the most of several crashes ahead of him to place fifth.
With this result, Marc Marquez lies third in the overall standings with 159 points. Dani Pedrosa is seventh with 102. The MotoGP World Championsip heads to San Marino next, to begin the last quarter of the 2015 season in a fortnight’s time.
“The World Championship situation was already complicated before this Grand Prix, and now it is even more difficult, but it is also true that this was a race where we had to take a risk. I felt I had the race under control and I crashed out. It means zero points, but the fact that we were back up at the front again was the positive side of today.”
“To be honest, it was not a good day. I had a strange feeling with the bike in the rain; we did not have much grip and it was very delicate to ride. I made a mistake at the start because I didn’t get off the line well, and after that I never found a good pace either. I tried to do my best but the feeling was not good; I’m quite unhappy with the last few results. We will try to push harder at the next race at Misano to see if we can catch up, and be higher up the order than in recent races.”